- Museum number
- Series: The Lewis Chessmen
Chess-piece; walrus ivory; bishop; seated in chair; wearing chasuble and mitre with infulae; holding crozier and book; back of chair: fretwork; top cross-bar held by two animal heads; chair sides: incised parallelograms and semi-circles.
- Production date
- 1150-1175 (circa)
Height: 8.40 centimetres
- On display (G40/dc5)
- Exhibition history
2011 14 Nov-2012 22 Apr, USA, New York, The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis
2011 15 Apr-12 Sep, Stornoway, Museum nan Eilean
2011 29 Jan-27 Mar, Shetland Museum & Archives
2010 7 Oct-8 Jan, Aberdeen Art Gallery
2010 21 May-19 Sep, Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland
2009 11 Dec-2010 10 May, Madrid, Canal de Isabel II, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2009 1 May-20 Sep, Victoria, Royal BC Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2006-2007 23 Sep-21 Jan, Luton Museum, Across the Board
2006 26 May-3 Sep, Lincoln, City and County Museum, Across the Board
2006 28 Jan-1 May, Leicester, New Walk Museum & Gallery, Across the Board
2005 1 Oct-31 Dec, Gosport, Discovery Centre, Across the Board
2005 23 Jul-17 Sep, Exeter, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Across the Board
2005 22 Jan-16 Jun, Wallsend, Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum, Across the Board
2004 26 Jun-29 Aug, Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2004 10 Apr-13 Jun, Fukuoka Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2004 17 Jan-28 Mar, Kobe City Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2003 18 Oct-14 Dec, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2000 4 Apr-14 Oct, Stornoway, Museum nan Eilean, Norse & Viking Isles: Gall Ghadheil
1995-1996 12 Oct-14 Jan, Edinburgh, National Museums of Scotland, 'Lewis Chessmen'
1990-1991 17 Nov-1 Apr, Glasgow, Art Gallery and Museum, 'Scotland Creates-500 years of Art and Design'
1988 21 Mar-30 Oct, Cardiff, National Museum of Wales, 'Gerald of Wales-the Crusading Priest'
1984 5 Apr-8 Jul, London, Hayward Gallery, English Romanesque Art 1066-1200
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number